The new C# language and Internet software services have received much of the attention surrounding Microsoft’s new .NET environment. However, Microsoft has also redesigned the way Windows desktop applications will be created and deployed in the future. Intended as a tutorial for C++ and Java programmers at all levels, this book shows how C# and the .NET framework can be used to develop Windows applications with .NET. As a way to demonstrate how Windows Forms applications are constructed, the book provides a chapter-by-chapter guide to building an image application to view, share, and manage digital photos stored on a hard drive or on removable media. Also discussed are Visual Studio 7.0, C# language syntax and usage, Windows Forms controls, ADO.NET, and other topics vital to the creation and deployment of Windows applications in this new environment.